Pleurothallis jamiesonii Lindl. 1835 SUBGENUS Crocodeilanthe [Rchb.f & Warsc.]Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Jamieson's Pleurothallis [English Original Collector of species 1800's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 2800 to 3300 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with fasciculate, stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by a long tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3, imbricating, tubular sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse to subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on 1 to 4, simultaneous, secund, 4.8 to 10" [12 to 25 cm] long including the 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm] long peduncle, densely and simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus just below the abscission layer.

Synonyms Crocodeilanthe jamiesonii (Lindl.) Luer 2004; Humboltia foveata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia jamiesonii (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis foveata Lindl. 1859; Pleurothallis sodiroi Schltr. 1915; Stelis jamiesonii (Lindl.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Luer 1998 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Crocodeilanthe jamiesonii